Protecting Your Eyes From The Sun
Most people know that radiation from the sun can damage skin. But did you know it can also damage the surface of the eye? Over time, the damage caused by the sun accumulates so your eyes can get worse. The result is that unprotected exposure to the sun can increase the risk of certain types of cataracts and cancers of the eyelids. UV rays can also damage the retina, the light-sensitive back lining of the eye, which could lead to significant vision loss.
Here are some tips that can help you protect your eyes from overexposure and damage from UV radiation:
- Wear sunglasses any time your eyes are exposed to UV radiation, even on overcast, cloudy days.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat, which can block up to half of the UV radiation.
- Look for quality sunglasses that actually shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, blocking out 99-100% percent of UV radiation.
For more handy tips, come talk to us and visit us at our office! We want to help protect your eyes and vision, so feel free to stop by. We offer sunglasses in prescription as well as non-prescription. Look great, feel great, and protect your eyes from the sun!